Dozens of global brands have suspended advertising on Facebook to put pressure on the network to address hate speech, and the boycott is expanding to other platforms. Over the weekend Starbucks announced it had suspended advertising on some social media platforms in response to hate speech – joining brands such as Coca-Cola, Diageo and Unilever.

Facebook has long been criticised for its failure to moderate content on its platform, despite accusations that its approach may have been instrumental in securing Donald Trump the White House four years ago...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now